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Thomas Oosthuizen

Oosthuizen could face Stevenson or Grachev on March 2nd for Froch’s IBF super middleweight title

By Michael Collins: IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch is going to have to decide real soon if he wants to defend his belt against his mandatory challenger Adonis Stevenson or vacate the belt. The International Boxing Federation already ordered that Froch has to begin negotiations for a bout with Stevenson. Continue reading

Oosthuizen decisions Zuniga

New York, NY/ Gauteng, SA (11/10/12) – Earlier tonight, 24-year-old red-hot undefeated super middleweight contender Thomas “Tommy Gun” Oosthuizen (21-0-1, 13KO’s) retained his IBO super middleweight championship with a dominate twelve round unanimous decision over four-time world title challenger Fulgencio Zuniga (25-6-1, 22KO’s) at the Emperor’s Palace in Gauteng, South Africa. Continue reading

Golovkin vs. Oosthuizen on 1/19

By Rob Smith: WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KO’s) is heading for a clash against unbeaten super middleweight contender Thomas Oosthuizen (20-0-1, 13 KO’s) if the fight can get get put together. Golovkin, 30, would be moving up in weight for one fight to take on the tall 6’4″ International Boxing Organization (IBO) super middleweight champion Oosthuizen at MSG Theater, in New York, New York, USA in a fight that will be televised in the United States nationwide.

It’s come to this after the fight that Golovkin wanted against IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale didn’t materialize due to Geale choosing to fight fellow Australian Anthony Mundine in a better money fight. Once it was known that Geale was going to take that fight instead of the World Boxing Association ordered fight against Golovkin, the WBA wasted no time in stripping Geale of his WBA title.

However, he reportedly knew that he had to face Golovkin next after the WBA told him when he first captured the WBA belt against Felix Sturm last September but he still opted for the bout against Mundine. With that fight unable to take place, Golovkin’s promoters at K2 are looking to put a fight together with the 24-year-old Oosthuizen. Continue reading

Oosthuizen vs Zuniga on Nov 10

On Saturday, November 10, the 24-year-old red-hot undefeated super middleweight contender Thomas “Tommy Gun” Oosthuizen (20-0-1, 13KO’s) will look to take yet another major step towards super stardom when he puts his IBO title on the line against the venerable four-time world title challenger Fulgencio Zuniga (25-5-1, 22KO’s). The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds in the super middleweight division and will take place at the Emperor’s Palace in Oosthuizen’s native South Africa. The card is promoted by Rodney Berman’s Golden Gloves Ltd. in association with DiBella Entertainment.

“I am privileged to be fighting for such a large, strong promotional team,” said Oosthuizen. “I’m looking forward to putting on another strong performance on the 10th and then returning to the US to further show my skills to the American public. My goal is to be fighting on HBO in 2013 and there isn’t anything that will prevent me from making that a reality.”

The bout against Zuniga will be Oosthuizen’s sixth defense of the IBO belt that he won in March 2011 with a ninth-round TKO over Evert Bravo (15-1-1, 11KO’s). In Oosthuizen’s most recent outing, the South African made his New York debut and won a dominant 12-round unanimous decision over Rowland Bryant. Continue reading

Oosthuizen’s team says no to Froch fight

By Michael Collins: The team of unbeaten super middleweight contender Thomas Oosthuizen (20-0-1, 13 KO’s) has reportedly said no to a match-up against IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch for November. It’s unclear why Oosthuizen’s team don’t want the fight but it likely comes to one of several things: Money, venue or readiness for the fight.

Brian Mitchell, the manager for the 6’4″ South African Oosthuizen, said to Sowetanlive.co.za “We’ve turned down that fight. Oosthuizen is a potential superstar…It’s proper that [promoter] Lou Dibella will feature him in Shobox. The American boxing public just loves Tommy.” Continue reading